Moving Lightroom to a new computer

New Here ,
Oct 27, 2013 Oct 27, 2013

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Hello,

I just have a simple question. I'd like to buy Lightroom and use it on my current computer. However, I'll probably buy a new computer in a few months. Can I then legally move Lightroom to the new computer without having to buy it again? And can I move the Lightroom library to the new computer, including all the work I did on my pictures so far?

Thanks!

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Adobe Community Professional , Oct 27, 2013 Oct 27, 2013
Can I then legally move Lightroom to the new computer without having to buy it again? Yes, you can move the software around as often as you wish. Just download, install and enter your serial number to license it.The End User License Agreement permits you to use the software on a maximum of two computers at any one time.And can I move the Lightroom library to the new computer, including all the work I did on my pictures so far?Yes.See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1322795

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Oct 27, 2013 Oct 27, 2013

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Can I then legally move Lightroom to the new computer without having to buy it again?

Yes, you can move the software around as often as you wish. Just download, install and enter your serial number to license it.

The End User License Agreement permits you to use the software on a maximum of two computers at any one time.

And can I move the Lightroom library to the new computer, including all the work I did on my pictures so far?

Yes.

See http://forums.adobe.com/thread/1322795

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New Here ,
Jan 19, 2017 Jan 19, 2017

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So I had lightroom installed on a desktop and a laptop for working offsite.

I got a new desktop and want to transfer the license over from one to another. Do I just need to uninstall lightroom from one and then it will let me apply the serial number to the other?

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LEGEND ,
Jan 20, 2017 Jan 20, 2017

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It would help if you stated the version NUMBER of your Lightroom.

In Lightroom 6 (or Lightroom CC 2015) you should sign-out first on one computer before installing and having to sign in on another computer. Use Help->Sign Out

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Lightroom 6 was installed on one laptop until the hard drive died last week. I'm trying to install again on the new hard drive and the message is to uninstall / removefrom the old machine first.....

What do I do now?

Thanks 

Gerard

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Adobe Community Professional ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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There is no way to do that yourself you will have to contact Adobe via chat on on the phone, with customer support. Login to your Adobe ID and have your License key available.

You will have to ask them to deactivate your previous activation. Then you should be able to activate.

Regards, Denis: iMac mid-2015, 5K 27”, GPU 2GB, Ram 24GB, HDD 3TB, macOS 11.2.3, LrC 10.2, Lr 4.1, Ps 22.3, Pr 14.8.0; Camera OM-D E-M1.

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Many thanks Denis
I shall try that now unless they only do working hours and report back here!  🙂

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New Here ,
Mar 14, 2021 Mar 14, 2021

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Great!  Quick and easy once you know how!  LR back up and functional and a backlog of work to catch up after replacing the harddrive and then reinstalling LR!  Happy again!  🙂

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